The Basics: Roulette is a game of chance involving
placed bets on a ball. I will cover the various bets in a bit,
but for starters roulette has a table with the various bets,
including a series of numbers, 1 through 36, plus 0 and 00.
Those numbers on the table correspond to numbers on the wheel.
The wheel is spun, and then a ball is spun around the wheel.
Eventually the ball will slow down enough to drop into the
spinning section of the wheel, and will drop into one of the
numbered slots. Where that ball drops determines what bets win
and what bets lose.
One thing of note, along with numbers, the table has either
red or black colors. The various numbers have colors associated
with them (red or black), although not all odds are red, nor are
all evens black.
All the Bets are as Follows:
1 Number – 35 to 1 Odds
2 Numbers – 17 to 1 Odds
3 Numbers – 11 to 1 Odds
4 Numbers – 8 to 1 Odds
5 Numbers – 6 to 1 Odds
6 Numbers – 5 to 1 Odds
12 Numbers – 2 to 1 Odds
18 Numbers – 1 to 1 Odds
18 Number Bets: To being with, there are the very
general bets of red, black, even, odd, first 18 and last 18.
Each of these bets covers 18 numbers on the board. Betting red
means that if a red number comes up, then the bet wins. Betting
the first 18 means that if a number from 1 through 18 comes up,
that bet wins. If any of these bets win, you get back 1 to 1 for
your bet (meaning that if you have “100” down on black and black
comes up, then you get your bet back, plus another “100” chip).
12 Number Bets: There are six 12 number bets. These
allow you to bet the first 12 (1 through 12), second 12 (13
through 24), or third 12 (25 through 36), or the three vertical
“columns” of the table (the numbers on the table are aligned
into 3 columns, making 12 rows total—one such column would be 1,
4, 7, 10, etc.). These are 2 to 1 bets, meaning that if you have
“100” down on the first 12 and a number in the first 12 comes
up, then you get your bet back, plus another “200” in chips.
Other Bets: Then, beyond that, it’s just about putting
chips on numbers or small groups of numbers. Roulette is very
flexible about allowing for all kinds of bets (although the more
numbers that are bet on by a single bet, the less you win if a
number that is covered is hit).
Betting on one number is just as it sounds. One bet is placed
on a single number (such as the number 1). If that number comes
up, you’ll get 35 to 1 for it (so if your bet of “100” on the
number one came up, you’d win “3500” for it).
Betting on two numbers is a simple matter of putting the bet
on the line between the two numbers (for instance, betting on 1
and 2 or 1 and 4). If either of the two numbers covered come up,
you’ll get 17 to 1 for it (so if a bet of “100” is placed on 1
and 4 and 4 comes up, you’ll get back “1700” for it).
Betting on three numbers simply requires you to put your bet
on the edge line of a particular row (for instance, on the line
of the row for 1, 2, and 3). If any of the three numbers covered
come up, you’ll get 11 to 1 for it (so if a bet of “100” is
placed on 1, 2, and 3 and 2 comes up, you’ll get back “1100” for
it).
Betting on four numbers simply requires you to put your bet
on the center corner of four numbers (for instance, on the
center corner of 1, 2, 4, and 5). If any of the four numbers
covered come up, you’ll get 8 to 1 for it (so if a bet of “100”
is placed on 1, 2, 4, and 5 and 5 comes up, you’ll get back
“800” for it).
There is only one five number bet. It covers 0, 00, 1, 2, and
3. To bet these five, you would put the bet on the intersection
of 0, 00, and 2. If any of the five numbers covered come up,
you’ll get 6 to 1 for it (so if a bet of “100” is placed on
these numbers and 00 comes up, you’ll get back “600” for it).
And finally betting on six numbers simply requires you to put
your bet on the corner of two rows (similar to betting on three
numbers in a row, but covering two rows at oncefor instance,
on the corner of the rows for 1, 2, and 3, and 4, 5, and 6). If
any of the six numbers covered come up, you’ll get 5 to 1 for it
(so if a bet of “100” is placed on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 3 comes
up, you’ll get back “500” for it).
Generally, there isn’t a limit to how many separate bets you
can place in roulette (although Jackpot Casino Events game have
a “1000” max bet for any one bet). Everyone has their own
strategy for making money at roulette (some play all black all
night, some play a bunch of small one, two, three, and four
number bets all around the table). The key is to find a strategy
that you’re comfortable with and use that.
